Interesting books for kids about (or set in) New York City (40)

A Listmania! list by M. Heiss (USA)
The list author says: "Books set in New York City that are interesting for boys... this is a running list. I'll add to it as I remember books or find new ones.

Of course, there are tons of sports books and biographies -- I didn't include those on this list"
Brooklyn Bridge
1.  Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee
$14.55   Used & New from: $0.03
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Statue of Liberty (Step-into-Reading, Step 2)
2.  The Statue of Liberty (Step-into-Reading, Step 2) by Lucille Recht Penner
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Ultimate New York Sticker Book
3.  The Ultimate New York Sticker Book by Angela Wilkes
Used & New from: $0.18

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New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z
4.  New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Castle on Hester Street
5.  The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller
$13.86   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
6.  Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson
Used & New from: $1.63
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Top Job
7.  The Top Job by Robert Neubecker
Used & New from: $5.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Brooklyn Bridge: The story of the world's most famous bridge and  the remarkable family that built it. (Wonders of the World Book)
8.  The Brooklyn Bridge: The story of the world's most famous bridge and the remarkable family that built it. (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann
$10.67   Used & New from: $6.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton, No. 1)
9.  Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton, No. 1) by Geronimo Stilton
The list author says:
  "New MOUSE City, that is"
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Tar Beach
10.  Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Story of the Statue of Liberty
11.  The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Betsy Maestro
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
12.  The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.03
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

SPHDZ Book #1! (Spaceheadz)
13.  SPHDZ Book #1! (Spaceheadz) by Jon Scieszka
$6.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster
14.  Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster by Berkeley Breathed
Used & New from: $1.55
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends)
15.  The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends) by George Selden
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Pushcart War
16.  The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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The Grimm Legacy
17.  The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Used & New from: $10.11
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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Hank Zipzer Collection (Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever)
18.  Hank Zipzer Collection (Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever) by Henry Winkler
$14.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Stories for Young People: O. Henry
19.  Stories for Young People: O. Henry by O. Henry
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Mayor of Central Park
20.  The Mayor of Central Park by Avi
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Atlas Shrugged
21.  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The list author says:
  "8th grade and up -- innoculate them"
$17.14   Used & New from: $1.87
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,876 customer reviews) | 58 customer discussions

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
22.  The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why by Amanda Ripley
The list author says:
  "For certain kinds of thinker-kids -- a main part of the book deals withthe evacuation of the Twin Towers on 9-11-01."
Used & New from: $6.07
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

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Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride (Chester Cricket and His Friends)
23.  Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride (Chester Cricket and His Friends) by George Selden
The list author says:
  "Very short book -- if you are planning a trip to NYC, this book takes you from Times Square, across Broadway, to Bryant Park, to Central Park, to the Empire State Building, to the Statue of Liberty, and also throws in the Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History.  Great follow-on to "The Cricket In Times Square" -- maybe even better than that book, from a New York City perspective."
$8.17   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices
24.  At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices by Louise Peacock
The list author says:
  "fictional account combined with the author's personal experiences.  Wonderful illustrations.

Sera, the main character coming to America, is fleeing the massacres in Turkey which killed her mother.  Emphasizes the killings and pogroms that accompanied the rise to power of the Communists in Europe.

The hope of America.  For older kids."
$14.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Brooklyn Bridge
25.  Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse
The list author says:
  "For older kids/teens.  Big themes.  Ghosts.  Well written."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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September 11, 2001 (Turning Points in U.S. History)
26.  September 11, 2001 (Turning Points in U.S. History) by Dennis B. Fradin
Used & New from: $1.50
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate
27.  Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate by Lesley M. M. Blume
The list author says:
  "bewitching"
$13.62   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy)
28.  The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy) by Avi
The list author says:
  "SCARY.  Parents should pre-read."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Inside-Outside Book of New York City
29.  Inside-Outside Book of New York City by Roxie Munro
The list author says:
  "A look at the exterior of historic NYC landmarks, then the view from within."
Used & New from: $12.50
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Gingerbread Boy
30.  The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski
The list author says:
  "Not *necessarily* NYC, but it could be."
$6.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

James and the Giant Peach: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
31.  James and the Giant Peach: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "ends at the Empire State Bulding"
$13.18   Used & New from: $2.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (548 customer reviews)

The Saturdays (The Melendy Quartet)
32.  The Saturdays (The Melendy Quartet) by Elizabeth Enright
$7.54   Used & New from: $1.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blackout
33.  Blackout by John Rocco
$13.62   Used & New from: $2.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

On the Blue Comet
34.  On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells
The list author says:
  "The final part of the plot takes place in New York City, 1926.  Good adventure"
$14.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books)
35.  Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books) by Joyce Hansen
The list author says:
  "Interesting to learn about this early burial site."
Used & New from: $9.23
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
36.  From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
The list author says:
  "Silly but still interesting."
$5.64   Used & New from: $0.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dad, Jackie, and Me
37.  Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg
$8.46   Used & New from: $4.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Flying Over Brooklyn
38.  Flying Over Brooklyn by Myron Uhlberg
$7.95   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Backyard Dragon
39.  Backyard Dragon by Betsy Sterman
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books)
40.  Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books) by Maira Kalman
The list author says:
  "9-11"
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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